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Monday, December 5, 2011

I Wish I Knew That

I have been asked to review copies of a series of books know as "I Wish I Knew That".  I can't wait to get started and let you know what I think.  Click on the link to watch a holiday slide show and then keep reading to get a glimpse at what you will find in the books.

                   i before e (except after c) The Young Readers Edition: Easy, Cool Ways to Remember Facts

by Susan Randol
Just like adults, kids need easy ways to recall stuff—especially now, when they don't even have to remember a phone number because their cell phones remember it for them. This book is jammed with easy-to-use tricks for remembering lots of stuff—especially stuff they need to know for school. Kids will like learning fun ways to remember stuff and will love getting the good grades that follow.
I Wish I Knew That: Geography: Cool Stuff You Need to Know
By James Doyle
Explore the world's continents, countries, and capital cities, and marvel at the planet’s most extraordinary physical features in a lighthearted mix of text, diagrams, maps, and amusing illustrations that will captivate children and encourage them to keep trekking.  Filled with hundreds of cool ways to remember the tallest, largest, longest, and most desolate, I Wish I Knew That: Geography is the perfect companion to help kids get a grip on the globe.
I Wish I Knew That: Cool Stuff You Need to Know
By Steve Martin, Mike Goldsmith, Ph.D., and Marianne Taylor
How would you feel if you knew hundreds of fascinating tidbits—on everything from art, literature, and history to geography, science, and math—from just one quick-and-easy read crammed with fun and cool stuff you shouldn't have to wait to find out about? With I Wish I Knew That readers will speed through science, whiz through history, and take a dip into the classic Greek and Roman myths in no time at all.
Write (Or Is That “Right”?) Every Time: Cool Ways to Improve Your English
By Lottie Stride
Need a bit of grammar guidance? Want to spell like a champ? This lighthearted, informative guide makes it easy and fun for kids to conquer grammar, spelling, and punctuation challenges and put their struggles in the past tense. Write (Or Is That "Right "?) Every Time provides a fun-and-easy way to tackle tenses, sort out spelling slip-ups, put a full stop to punctuation problems, and conquer clauses.

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